Late 1920ss Imperial?

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Dancritter
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Late 1920ss Imperial?

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New to the knife world and loving the adventure. I recently picked up a small group of knives at an estate sale and I am having problems identifying one. My limited research so far says that this is a late 1920s Imperial tang stamp, but that is all I can find. The spine is strangly flat. Any knowledge is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Late 1920ss Imperial?

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Welcome to AAPK. And to the addiction!

Nice find! That pattern is sometimes called a “reverse peanut” shape. It’s also called a “serpentine jack”, which is a more generic name for it. There are a lot of tang stamps in the tang stamps thread, those referencing Imperial are here search.php?keywords=Imperial&t=39799&sf=msgonly. You can find that and other things using the Search function, found under Quicklinks on the upper left of this thread.

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Re: Late 1920ss Imperial?

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Thanks!
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Re: Late 1920ss Imperial?

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Nice example Dancritter! That's an old Imperial dogleg jack. You're correct in your dates, late 1920's for that stamp. I've also seen that pattern with the early IKCO in a diamond stamp (approx. 1916 to 1920's). The pattern was discontinued by the mid-30's so it's a nice old piece for sure! ::tu::

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Re: Late 1920ss Imperial?

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Awesome! Any idea of the value? I'm not selling it but want to know if I see any in the future.
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